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Biblical NameMeaning or HistoryGender
Jaakobah (Yaakova, Ya'akova)
יַעֲקֹבָה (יעקובה)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name).Female
Jabin (Yavin)
יָבִין
The meaning of "יבין" (yavin) is: (he) will understand.Male
Jachin (Yachin)
יָכִין
There are two people in the Bible called "Jachin". One of them is one of Simeon's sons. The other one is a priest of the time of Nehemiah.Male
Jacob (Yaakov, Ya'akov)
יַעֲקֹב (יעקוב)
The name "Jacob" seems to be derived from the verb "לעקוב" (la'akov, "follow"). The Bible explains that the name "יעקׁב" (Jacob) comes from the word עֲקֵב (akev, "heel"). According to the Biblical story, when Jacob was born right after his twin brother, Esau, he was holding his heel in his hand.Male
Jael (Yael, Ya’el)
יָעֵל
A kind of a mountain goat (capra baden).Female
Jair (Yair, Ya'ir)
יָאִיר
(He) will illuminate. The future tense masculine singular form of the verb להאיר (leha'ir).Male
Jarah (Yaara, Ya'ara)
יַעְרָה (יַעֲרָה)
A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name). Its meanning is: (bees') honeycomb; honeysuckle (the plant).Female
Jarib (Yariv)
יָרִיב
As a noun: adversary, opponent, rival. As a verb: “he will fight”, like in the verse “Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate, for the Lord will plead their cause (יָרִיב רִיבָם) and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.” Proverbs 22, 22-23.Male
Jedidah (Yedida)
יְדִידָה
Friend.Female
Jedidiah (Yedidia, Yedidya)
יְדִידְיָה
The name "Jedidiah" is composed of the word "יָדִיד" (yadid, "friend") and the letters יה (the name of God).Male
Jehiel (Yehiel, Yechiel, Yechi'el)
יְחִיאֵל
The meaning of the name "Jehiel" is "may God live" or "God shall live".Male
Jehoiachin (Yehoyachin, Yoyachin)
יְהוֹיָכִין (יוֹיָכִין)
The meaning of the name "Jehoiachin" is "God (represented by the letters יהו) will prepare (יכין, yachin)".Male
Jehoiada (Yehoyada)
יְהוֹיָדָע
The meaning of the name "Jehoiada" is "God (יהו, Yeho) knew (ידע, yada)".Male
Jehonadab (Yehonadav, Yonadav)
יְהוֹנָדָב (יוֹנָדָב)
The meaning of the name "Jehonadab" is "God (represented by the letters יהו) contributed (נדב, nadav)".Male
Jehoshaphat (Yehoshafat, Yoshafat)
יְהוֹשָׁפָט (יוֹשָׁפָט)
The meaning of the name "Jehoshaphat" is "God (represented by the letters יהו) judged (שפט, shafat)".Male
Jemima (Yemima)
יְמִימָה
"Jemima" is the name of one of Job's daughters.Female
Jephthah (Yiftach)
יִפְתָּח
One of the judges of Israel, who fought against Ammon.Male
Jerah (Yerah, Yerach)
יֶרַח
Month.Male
Jerahmeel (Yerahmiel, Yerahmi'el)
יְרַחְמְאֵל, יְרַחְמִיאֵל
The name may be a combination of the words "יְרַחֵם" and "אֵל", meaning: God shall have mercy.Male
Jeremiah (Yirmiya, Yirmiyahu)
יִרְמְיָה (יִרְמְיָהוּ)
There are several people in the Bible called Jeremiah. One of them is the prophet Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah.Male
Jeroham (Yeroham, Yeruham, Yerucham)
יְרוּחָם (יְרֹחָם)
The Bible contains the name ירֹחם (Jeroham/Yeroham). Today, the more common style of the name is ירוּחם (Yerucham).Male
Jesse (Yishai)
יִשַׁי
Jesse, the grandson of Boaz and Ruth, is King David's father.Male
Jesurun (Yeshurun)
ישֻׁרוּן (ישורון)
Male
Joab (Yoav, Yo'av)
יוֹאָב
There are several people in the Bible called Joab. One of them is Joab son of Zeruiah, King David's captain of the host.Male
Joash (Jehoash, Yoash, Yo'ash)
יוֹאָשׁ (יְהוֹאָשׁ)
There are several people in the Bible called "Joahs" or "Jehoash". Among them are the king of Judah and the king of Israel.Male
Jobab (Yovav)
יוֹבָב
Male
Jochebed (Yocheved, Yokheved)
יוֹכֶבֶד
Jochebed is the mother of Moses and Aaron.Female
Joel (Yoel, Yo'el)
יוֹאֵל
There are different people in the Bible called Joel. One of them is the elder son of the prophet Samuel; another is Joel the prophet.Male
Johanan (Yohanan, Yochanan, Yehochanan)
יוֹחָנָן (יְהוֹחָנָן)
There are different people in the Bible called Johanan. One of them is the elder son of King Josiah.Male
Jonah (Yona)
יוֹנָה
Dove, pigeon.FemaleMale
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